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Pro-Poor Macroeconomic Policy: Lessons from the Asia-Pacific Region

This publication brings together the main findings of the country case studies and thematic studies on the linkages between macroeconomic policies, growth and poverty reduction in the context of identifying and promoting more pro-poor macroeconomic policies in the region. These country case studiesmore

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Promoting Local Election Management as Part of an Electoral Cycle Approach

This paper examines different modalities used by various countries in the Asia-Pacific region to administer local elections and demonstrates the impact of management practices on electoral cycle approaches, the delivery of elections, and the provision of assistance. The paper also makes broadmore

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Promoting Resilient Housing and Secure Tenure in a Changing Climate

As the Asia-Pacific region continues to rapidly urbanize, many of the region’s development challenges – job creation and poverty reduction, governance and access to services, and environmental sustainability – will be increasingly focused in its cities. The region’s urban centres hold the key to amore

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Prospects for a services agreement in South Asia: Trade, investment and development issues

This report argues that there are good reasons to include services under South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), not least because of the potential all round gains that the sector could bring to the member countries.   The report pulls together national and regional information on services,more

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Protecting the rights of key HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings: A legal scan

Protecting the rights of key HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings: A legal scan, jointly produced by UNDP, SAARCLAW and WAP+, examines existing constitutional provisions and legal means in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal to provide protection and redress for violations ofmore

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Punitive Laws, Human Rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Asia Pacific - High Level Dialogue Report

This report and accompanying DVD documents the presentations and statements made at the “High Level Dialogue - Punitive laws, human rights and HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the Asia Pacific Region” held in Hong Kong on May 17, 2010 – the International Day Against Homophobia. Themore

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Pursuing Gender Equality through the Millennium Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific

This paper is prepared to inform policymakers in the region about the current situation and provide a guide to interventions urgently needed in gender-related issues. It assesses regional performance related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, identifies some of the main challenges tomore

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RBAP 2009 Results Report

The report summarizes the achievements and impacts of UNDP works in Asia and the Pacific during 2009. more

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Realising Development Effectiveness: Making the Most of Climate Change Finance in Asia and the Pacific

The report is intended to support progress on development effectiveness and climate change in Asia, through informing discussions on current climate financing in Asia. It provides an overview of key issues, and includes a synthesis of findings from five Asian country studies; in Bangladesh,more

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Rebuilding International Food Policy Architecture

This paper forms one of a series of Hunger Briefing Papers, aimed at policy makers and other opinion formers, who may not have an academic research background in areas related to hunger.  As such, it aims to synthesize and analyse thinking on the issue of international food policy architecturemore